United States began deploying Patriot air defense missile system to Iraq

United States began deploying Patriot air defense missile system to Iraq

The United States began to deploy Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems (SAMs) to Iraq to protect US military bases located in that country. This was announced by the head of the Central Command of the US Armed Forces, whose operational responsibility zone includes the Middle East, General Kenneth Mackenzie.


Speaking at a briefing for journalists at the Pentagon, Mackenzie explained that positions are being prepared in Iraq for the deployment of Patriot air defense systems. According to him, along with anti-aircraft systems will be deployed to intercept artillery and mortar shells, which will arrive in a few days.

We are now transferring Patriot systems to Iraq. We placed preparatory materials in place, which will allow us to create Patriot positions inside Iraq. As for the systems for intercepting missiles, artillery and mortar shells of the enemy and other weapons used to protect these systems, we are still separated from the readiness of these systems by a certain number of days

- explained the general.

Mackenzie emphasized that the American Patriot air defense systems are not intended to intercept artillery shells, but are used to intercept "the missiles of the types that Iran used in its state-to-state attack in early January."

Earlier it was reported that against the backdrop of Iran’s attack on an American military base with missiles, the United States requested Iraq’s permission to deploy Patriot air defense systems on its territory to protect the US military.
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  1. Honest Citizen 13 March 2020 17: 17 New
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    Either quarantines are declared warriors for 60 days, or Patriots are thrown ...
    They are strange
  2. vkl.47 13 March 2020 17: 17 New
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    They will never leave there. They must be smoked as from Vietnam.
    1. Sailor 13 March 2020 20: 26 New
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      They themselves never and never come from! And from Ukraine and from us they cannot be smoked until we all come together and drive them out.
      1. TermNachTer 13 March 2020 20: 28 New
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        Now the Iraqis will have the opportunity to practice like Yemenite Hussites.
        1. rich 14 March 2020 04: 28 New
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          At the request of radio listeners from sunny Iraq, we transmit for them and for all members of the valiant Shiite militia of Iraq fighting against the American invaders, the next song yes
          "Our service is both dangerous and difficult,
          And at first glance, as if not visible.
          If someone here and there sometimes
          She doesn’t want to live honestly.
          So we fight with them invisible
          So appointed fate for you and me-
          Service days and nights.
  3. Tank jacket 13 March 2020 17: 19 New
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    Baghdad Airport is in danger ... Civilian flights blocked the corridor ...
  4. Petruha1 13 March 2020 17: 20 New
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    Mackenzie emphasized that the American Patriot air defense systems are not intended to intercept artillery shells, but are used to intercept "the missiles of the types that Iran used in its state-to-state attack in early January."

    What will you shoot down cruise missiles at an altitude of 30 meters? Drones? Probably hands!
    1. Vladimir_2U 13 March 2020 17: 23 New
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      Yes, they will simply write that: - "these are all artillery shells, but the Patriots haven’t missed a single missile, have no complaints about missiles? No, well, but the other department is responsible for the artillery shells."
      1. Tank jacket 13 March 2020 19: 39 New
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        The main terrorist never hits rockets ... He hits civilians. Is this even obvious to you? Do not fly passenger Boeing in BV ... request
      2. Grigory_45 13 March 2020 19: 55 New
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        Quote: Vladimir_2U
        Yes, they will simply write that: - "these are all artillery shells, but the Patriots haven’t missed a single missile, have no complaints about missiles? No, well, but the other department is responsible for the artillery shells."

        Have you read the article at all? What does the RS, shells and Patriots have to do with it?
        The Americans brought the Patriots to try to shoot down short-range ballistic missiles. They have no other means.

        Let me remind you that as a result of Operation Martyr Suleimani, the Iranians used Fateh-110 ballistic missiles, as well as Qiam 1 missiles
        1. Vladimir_2U 13 March 2020 20: 45 New
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          It doesn’t seem to you that any missed attack by the Americans will be charged to artillery shells. Because just like that, such reservations do not allow.
          1. Grigory_45 13 March 2020 21: 07 New
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            Quote: Vladimir_2U
            Any missed attack by the Americans will be charged to artillery shells.

            Nostradamus you ours)))

            Quote: Vladimir_2U
            Because just like that, such reservations do not allow.

            What are the reservations? This is the phrase in the article.
            Mackenzie emphasized that American Patriot air defense systems are not designed to intercept artillery shells
            led you to such deep conclusions? In fact, the general said an absolutely obvious thing - that shooting Patriots at RS, shells and mines is far from optimal. To combat the "little things" have their own means. Patriots - against something more serious, such as aviation and ballistic missiles.

            In confirmation of this - our S-300/400 in Syria. Which did not fire a single shot at flying cylinders, rockets and mini-drones. This is done by the Armor.

            But here you, following your logic, should ask a question. Didn't fire a single shot? Etozhzhzh for a reason ...)))
        2. Nyrobsky 13 March 2020 23: 32 New
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          Quote: Gregory_45
          The Americans brought the Patriots to try to shoot down short-range ballistic missiles. They have no other means.
          Let me remind you that as a result of Operation Martyr Suleimani, the Iranians used Fateh-110 ballistic missiles, as well as Qiam 1 missiles

          In principle, at present, neither Iran nor the United States plans to exchange blows since consensus was reached as a result of the so-called operation "Martyr Suleymani", when the mattresses received their slap in the face did not aggravate the situation and respond to retaliation. However, together with Suleymani, a high-ranking functionary of the Shaabists died and the Shaabi forces are not connected with the United States by any agreements. The last three shelling of American bases and the green zone where the US Embassy is located were made by missiles from
          artificially made volley fire systems that are never ballistic Fateh-110 and Qiam 1. Perhaps the mattresses started another game aimed at exacerbating the situation with Iran, in order to reduce the damage of a retaliatory strike next time. As for the Shaabists, from shelling the bases, they can switch to hunting for the convoys involved in providing these bases, which can also cause mattresses not a small headache.
          1. Grigory_45 14 March 2020 13: 07 New
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            Quote: Nyrobsky
            In principle, at present, neither Iran nor the United States plans to exchange blows since consensus was reached as a result of the so-called operation "Martyr Suleymani", when the mattresses received their slap in the face did not aggravate the situation and respond to retaliation.

            I don’t think the Yankees will swallow a grudge. And they dragged the air defense systems for a reason - it means that they are planning further escalation. They just needed a break (their Patriots are transported only by sea, and this time)

            Today, information appeared that the US Air Force airstrike eliminated a certain Iranian general IRG Mashhadani. So ... what kind of consensus and lack of planning for new attacks ???
            It is possible that the liquidation of the general does not correspond to reality, but the fact of the airstrike remains a fact.
            1. Nyrobsky 14 March 2020 13: 46 New
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              Quote: Gregory_45
              I don’t think the Yankees will swallow a grudge. And they dragged the air defense systems for a reason - it means that they are planning further escalation.

              Here I am about the same
              Quote: Nyrobsky
              Perhaps the mattresses started another game aimed at exacerbating the situation with Iran, in order to reduce the damage of a retaliatory strike next time.

              Last time, the “Shaabists” timed their strike on the base to Suleymani’s birthday, which suggests that this will now be repeated annually on his birthday and the day of his death. According to General Mashhadani, the information is still at the rumor level, since neither Iran nor the United States officially confirm it. If this is true, then it will fly back to American bases soon. hi
  5. Mouse 13 March 2020 17: 20 New
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    Did not try to collapse bases? It would be cheaper ... yes
    Figs you smoke ....
    1. Thunderbolt 13 March 2020 18: 16 New
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      Quote: Mouse
      Did not try to collapse bases? It would be cheaper ...

      In US military strategy, the entire globe is declared a zone of interest. And their Navy --- they ensure the advancement of these same interests + provide transcontinental supply and combat support for the American islands of military bases scattered around all continents. If aliens looked around our surface with cunning binoculars, then they would have the surface would conclude that ".... planet America is seized by the separatist regions of Russia and China. In the remaining regions of the planet, imperial American order is respected. A vast colony of Antarctica penguins acts as a separate civilization on the planet --- they are tough guys, although they admit to their holy the icy land of the diplomatic missions of some countries /// in the form of polar stations ///. But being on their mainland is strictly limited to penguins by the strict arms law, which is strictly forbidden in Antarctica. From this we can conclude that penguins are the highest form of life on this planet. ..Aldebaran Pollux, Top Secret, three cosmic paces, two to rest ... ///
  6. Thrifty 13 March 2020 17: 24 New
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    I do not understand the humor! am Correct the text, but it turns out the USA asked Iran for permission to place patriots? ?? And Russia did not ask the United States for permission to deploy its nuclear missiles here ????? belay negative
    1. Tank jacket 13 March 2020 19: 42 New
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      Thrifty hi terrorists always hit civilians ... What missiles, I beg you. Boeing with passengers will fall. Close flights ...
  7. illi 13 March 2020 17: 33 New
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    Strange decision. Given that almost all shelling from the MLRS. How this will help the Patriots is incomprehensible only if they add their contribution to the detriment of the shelling.
    In general, it’s interesting, before that, the Americans did not allow anyone in Iraq to approach their bases at a range of fire. However, after the removal of Suleimani, the shelling became a routine and the Americans could not do anything to the campaign. That is, they have lost all allies and their situation is getting worse.
    1. mark1 13 March 2020 18: 06 New
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      Quote: illi
      Strange decision.

      Thoughtful. logical decision. Another exacerbation in Syria, even because of Turkey, even because of the left heel of the United States, and the air corridor with Russia is isolated. Ch. Turkey S-400 (at least) Iran-Iraq - Patriot ... such a good no-fly zone is obtained.
      1. illi 13 March 2020 18: 37 New
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        To isolate the corridor, it was enough for them to put pressure on the Iraqi authorities. Patriots are even harmful for this, a factor of chance. Well, if they are not officially handed over to Iraq, as ours did in Syria.
        Now, after more frequent shelling, it is clear that they want to strengthen their air defense. But that's not where they start.
        1. mark1 13 March 2020 19: 19 New
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          A kind word and a gun are always better than just a kind word (this is putting pressure on Iraq); in addition, no-fly zones can also be extended to Syria from Iraq, especially in the oil production region
  8. Tank jacket 13 March 2020 17: 38 New
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    Either from Iran on a civil flight someone or something graze. Or they are preparing a provocation with a Ukrainian Boeing ... And then they will say that Iran is to blame ... The main thing is to get more victims and a picture for the media.
  9. ABM
    ABM 13 March 2020 17: 48 New
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    "Previously, it was reported that against the backdrop of Iran’s attack on an American military base with missiles, the United States requested Iran permission to place Patriot air defense systems on its territory to ensure the protection of US troops. "- exactly from Iran?
  10. knn54 13 March 2020 17: 50 New
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    They hope that even in Iraq they will "earn" ...
    1. Tank jacket 13 March 2020 19: 43 New
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      By civil aviation?
  11. Old26 13 March 2020 18: 11 New
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    Quote: illi
    Strange decision. Given that almost all shelling from the MLRS. How this will help the Patriots is incomprehensible only if they add their contribution to the detriment of the shelling.
    In general, it’s interesting, before that, the Americans did not allow anyone in Iraq to approach their bases at a range of fire. However, after the removal of Suleimani, the shelling became a routine and the Americans could not do anything to the campaign. That is, they have lost all allies and their situation is getting worse.

    Nothing strange. After the death of the general, the Iranians responded by launching ballistic missiles. And all these artillery shells and MLRS are all kinds of radical groups
    1. illi 13 March 2020 18: 46 New
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      artillery shells and MLRS - these are all kinds of radical groups

      Well, the launch of missiles was on the verge of a war. I think both Iran and the USA do not need such a thing anymore. But behind all these shellings it is clear that the ears of the same Iran stick out. And the United States cannot yet find an adequate answer. And instead of resolving this issue, they are sending expensive Patriots to Iraq. Which now still need to be protected from shelling. It would be more logical at first to solve the problem of shelling.
  12. cniza 13 March 2020 18: 40 New
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    Earlier it was reported that against the backdrop of an Iranian attack on an American military base with missiles, the United States requested permission from Iran to deploy an air defense system on its territory


    Super wipe ...
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  13. Bully 13 March 2020 18: 55 New
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    Maybe it’s easier to turn off the electricity, water supply. You won’t last long on diesels
  14. uhu189 13 March 2020 19: 46 New
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    And what kind of systems for intercepting artillery shells and mortar mines? Are they tactical lasers? The projectile can hardly be intercepted by anything else ...
    1. Tank jacket 13 March 2020 19: 58 New
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      A Boeing with a beacon can sniff? What do you think?
      1. uhu189 13 March 2020 20: 10 New
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        And what about the Boeing? Boeings do not fly over US bases
        1. Tank jacket 13 March 2020 20: 26 New
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          Do you think they do not fall by order from the United States? With the passengers?
          1. uhu189 13 March 2020 20: 52 New
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            I don’t know why they are falling. But given the saturation in the radar region of very different states, it seems to me to launch a rocket and bring down a passenger plane so that no one notices it, it seems impossible to me.
            1. Tank jacket 13 March 2020 21: 01 New
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              Do controlled media do things that seem impossible to you?
              1. uhu189 13 March 2020 22: 14 New
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                Is the US controlling Iranian media? Or Turkey? Or with us? Even in the US, the media is divided between Republicans and Democrats.
                1. Tank jacket 13 March 2020 22: 27 New
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                  Yeah, Toto Trump communicates with people on Twitter and says fake news. wassat
                  Under the legal press: can Trump sue the American media for publishing about his “ties” with Russia?
                  Donald Trump's campaign headquarters sued libel against CNN. The reason for the investigation was the material published in July 2019 on the CNN website, which stated that Trump’s election headquarters was allegedly ready to seek Russian help in the 2020 presidential election in order to re-elect the incumbent president.

                  This is the third such lawsuit filed by the Trump headquarters against the American media in recent weeks - earlier lawsuits were filed in court against the newspapers The Washington Post and The New York Times for publishing materials of similar content.
  15. Tank jacket 13 March 2020 20: 03 New
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    In the world, the financial crisis, collapse, coronovirus, Iran urgently needs to be pulled into the war with the SA, and they are talking about mortar shells ... They will knock down the Iranian civilian or Saudi board. And a typo in the subject ...
    And immediately oil will rise in price ...
  16. RVAPatriot 13 March 2020 20: 07 New
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    They don’t know where to put their hand, that’s sprayed ... there’s nothing for the good of the world ....
    1. Tank jacket 13 March 2020 20: 27 New
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      What is the good of the world? Like white elves for the good of the world ???wassat
  17. Old26 13 March 2020 20: 21 New
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    Quote: illi
    artillery shells and MLRS - these are all kinds of radical groups

    Well, the launch of missiles was on the verge of a war. I think both Iran and the USA do not need such a thing anymore. But behind all these shellings it is clear that the ears of the same Iran stick out. And the United States cannot yet find an adequate answer. And instead of resolving this issue, they are sending expensive Patriots to Iraq. Which now still need to be protected from shelling. It would be more logical at first to solve the problem of shelling.

    Well, from the shelling of the MLRS and mortars, they are going to throw something there. To protect against the possible launch of missiles - "Patriots". And the fact that the shelling will continue is without question and the Americans have to find an adequate answer to such a threat. What will they use - wait and see

    Quote: uhu189
    And what kind of systems for intercepting artillery shells and mortar mines? Are they tactical lasers? The projectile can hardly be intercepted by anything else ...

    The same "Iron Dome" is designed to intercept all kinds of small things like MLRS. What will be used to intercept mortar mines and shells - HZ ....
  18. Fat
    Fat 13 March 2020 20: 41 New
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    It was previously reported that amid the attack Iran US military base with missiles, US requested from Iran permission to deploy Patriot air defense systems on its territory to ensure the protection of US troops.

    It is not clear: Iran attacks the US base, and then the USA asks Iran to allow its air defense to be deployed in Iran?
    How scary to live .. (C)
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  20. Avior 13 March 2020 23: 14 New
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    . along with anti-aircraft systems will be deployed interception systems of artillery and mortar shells,

    And what are these complexes? Do they have a name?
    1. Morrrow 14 March 2020 13: 36 New
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      Phalanx, same
  21. ddmitrij 14 March 2020 03: 17 New
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    That is, it will become more difficult for them to otmazatsya when the missiles fly and they can not shoot down these missiles ..
    1. Morrrow 14 March 2020 13: 37 New
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      Those. our full-time propagandists cheer up when criticized Patriot